Let’s go to San Francisco

There was a great turn out by dental researchers at the International Association for Dental Research which was held in San Francisco in 22nd to 25th September. The School of Dentistry , the University of Birmingham was there as well and we presented our internationally renowned research to the 6,000+ delegates. There were both oral and poster presentations by dental researchers from the School.

Three Profs Chapple, Burke and Walmsley
Opening reception
A relaxed Dr Gorecki with a pensive Prof Dietrich
Hong Kong night where selfies were printed out for you
Changxiang by his poster
Mo Hadis presents his work

The number of presentations and their timing made it difficult to attend all of the Birmingham presentations but they included work on

  • light curing of composites
  • industrial research on toothbrushing
  • removal of biofilm by ultrasonic scalers
  • materials used by UK dentists
  • Periodontal Health and its global impact
  • Markers of Periodontal disease
  • Post operative dental pain management

The standard of our presentations was commented on by many delegates.

Entrance to IADR
The Moscone conference centre

A special mention goes to Jeremy Boyles (BDS5) who presented a poster on “Does student debt effect dental students and dentists stress levels”.  Well done to Jeremy on his presentation and I know that he gained much experience from meeting clinicians and researchers both Nationally and Internationall

Jeremy Boyles at his poster

Another special mention goes to Isabel Lopez-Oliva who is one of our PhD students. Isabel won the President’s Award of the IADR Periodontal Research group for best paper. Her presentation is entitled “Circulating antibodies to citrullinated proteins in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis “. Congratulations to Isa. This is the 3rd time the University of Birmingham has won this award in the last 7 years, so Isa has done us proud.

Isa with two of her supervisors, Profs Chapple and Dietrich

Finally everyone enjoyed the City of San Francisco which provided a beautiful backdrop to the conference. Next year the IADR is in London and we look forward to more Birmingham research being highlighted at this conference.

Sitting at the Dock of the Bay
The Golden Gate bridge is a great background
We did as the sign says
Vanishing point
Cable Car Turn
Goodbye IADR and San Francisco